‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Gets New Release Date

Unsurprisingly, with the postponement of Black Widow, The Hollywood Reporter brings word the new slate of films for the Marvel Cinematic Universe have all been given new release dates, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which will now premiere November 5, 2021.

As the final MCU movie set to release in 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was previously set to kick off the summer movie season in May.

Plot details of the film are scarce but according to producer Scott Derrickson, the film will explore more of the “gothic” horror elements from the comic books than the first installment. read more

‘Don’t Go in the Water’ Adds Director Stephen Williams as Director

Following the release of February’s breakout success of The Invisible Man, Universal Pictures is now seeking writers and directors for the studio’s next “Creature Features” and now Watchmen series director Stephen Williams has been brought on to helm Don’t Go In the Water, which is being described as a suspenseful monster movie, according to Variety.

With the script being written by Peter Gaffney the story is being kept under lock and key with details scarce, but if Universal is looking to make a return for The Creature from the Black Lagoon, there’s a strong possibility this would be it. read more

David F. Sandberg & Lotta Losten Premiere ‘Shadowed’ Short Film, Made While Stuck Indoors

David F. Sandberg and Lotta Losten debuted a new short film which proves that just because you’re stuck indoors, doesn’t mean that you can’t be productive! Sandberg, who directed such hits as Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation, and Shazam!, and his frequent collaborator and wife Losten, who has been acting in and producing numerous projects since 2013, created the short film Shadowed indoors during the worldwide coronavirus stay at home guidelines. Sandberg posted the 3-minute clip to Twitter: read more

‘NOS4A2’ Season 2 Returns June 1 On AMC and BBC America

NOS4A2 returns to the airwaves on June 1 with a 10-episode second season of AMC’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s atypical vampire story.  In a first for any AMC original series, NOS4A2 will be simulcast on AMC and BBC America.

Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group & AMC Studios, is excited for NOS4A2’s return and the simulcast, saying (in an official press release) that “Following the strong success we’ve had sharing other talked-about series across our networks, most notably Killing Eve, we have another terrific opportunity to expand the audience for a great show.  With NOS4A2, Jami O’Brien, along with an incredible cast led by Zach and Ashleigh, have delivered a unique take on the vampire story, fueled by Joe Hill’s spine-tingling novel. We’re excited to open this high-stakes story up to entirely new audiences.” read more

‘October Faction’ and ‘V Wars’ Canceled by Netflix

Deadline has a report that two horror series recently got the dreaded axe by streaming giant Netlix. October Faction and V Wars, both adaptations of IDW comic graphic novel properties, have been canceled after just one season.

October Faction follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children Geoff and Viv. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and they quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems. read more

‘Train to Busan 2: Peninsula’ Trailer is Heavy on Zombie-Blasting Action

Yeon Sang-ho’s original injected some much needed life into the zombie genre with his critically acclaimed Train to Busan.  Now, four years later, the first trailer for the sequel, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, takes the action off the train and off the rails with just under two minutes of frenetic zombie-blastin’ carnage.

Sang-ho returns to his apocalyptic wasteland and the sequel follows a soldier, Jung-seok (played by Gang Dong-won) who returns to an infected zone  to conduct a covert operation.  As expected, things don’t go exactly to plan, and if the trailer is any indication, you haven’t seen zombies this hungry since your last trip to the grocery store in search of chicken breasts. read more

‘Shark Week in a Weekend’ Takes A Bite Out of Discovery Channel’s Line-Up

If you are anxiously awaiting the summer months, and all that the hottest season brings with it, the Discovery Channel is going to tease you this weekend with their Shark Week in a Weekend schedule.  The special event will eat up all of Discovery’s previously planned programming, running all day Saturday (starting at 9:00 am ET) through Sunday (until 8:00 pm ET).

According to the official press release, “Shark Week, television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event will swim onto screens for a special weekend marathon featuring a line-up of fan-favorite episodes. The pop culture phenomenon will take viewers to oceans around the world with a team of renowned marine biologists and science institutions to deliver groundbreaking shark stories incorporating innovative research technology and revealing compelling insight into the mysterious world of sharks. From the coast of South Africa to islands in the Bahamas, Shark Week in a Weekend will bring the world to viewers at home while Shark Week talent and scientists take on some of the most daring shark experiments ever attempted.” read more

Coronavirus Pandemic Moves Back ‘Candyman’ Release

Candyman, described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original horror classic, has become the latest film to be bitten by the Coronavirus bug, according to Universal.

The movie has been pushed back to Sept. 25 from its original release date of June 12, the studio said.

The movie, directed by Nia DaCosta, is helmed by producer Jordan Peele, who co-wrote the sequel with Win Rosenfeld.

The film’s back story centers around the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood, where a story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand terrorized the locals. The killer can be summoned by saying his name five times into a mirror. read more

Robert Englund Channels Freddy For COVID-19 PSA

As the perceived isolation of the nationwide social-distancing measures begin affecting the population, our horror icons are here to offer tips on how to survive this brave new world.  Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jesse Eisenberg, “Michael Myers” and others, Freddy Krueger himself has arrived to scare some sense into his victims…..err, fans.  Robert Englund, who is also the host of Travel Channel’s True Terror with Robert Englund, has posted a self-made PSA on Twitter (see below), with shades of the gloved-one thrown in for good measure. read more

Dark Horse Comics Offers Free Access to Over 80 First Issues of Their Most Popular Comics

Good news for comic fans today, as Dark Horse Comics is releasing more than 80 first issue comics, along with a handful of full graphic novels, for free to read on Dark Horse Digital. 

All of the free issues will be available from now until April 30, 2020. According to the official press releases, readers will be able to “…enjoy the work of an array of writers and artists in stories ranging from Umbrella Academy, Witchfinder, Stranger Things and American Gods, to young readers selections like Disney’s Frozen and Itty Bitty Mask, to graphic novels like Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of DestructionBeasts of Burden Volume 1, and Empowered Volume 1!” read more